Humans are naturally social-beings. We instinctively crave meaningful relationships and thrive off the ones we have. For some people, it seems making friends is as easy as plucking apples off a low-hanging tree: it’s effortless. But for the more introverted souls, trying to make new friends can be a daunting, dreadful task. Just the idea of having to introduce yourself and attempt to spark up conversation is enough to make you cringe. The truth is pursuing friendship isn’t easy, but then again nothing worth doing is. And if you take the friendship-making process and break it down into little steps, it can be a lot easier. To start with, take a moment to survey your acquaintances and consider who could potentially become a good friend. Once you’ve done that, get acquainted with this detailed guide for how to pursue a friendship and go for it!